Term 4 Week 2

Celebrations: 

Thank you for your support with our 100 day on Monday. The range of items we had brought in was wonderful and so useful in supporting the day’s activities. 

We were also WOWed by your incredible World Book Day costumes. We had everything from superheroes and princesses to animals and LOADS of Harry Potter characters!

The children really enjoyed making their corner bookmarks. It was great to share each other’s favourite stories too. We had such a collection of fiction and non-fiction books which was lovely so thank you. 

Noticeboard

Parents Evenings Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th March (Remote). Please book a slot if you have not already. See your child’s class teacher if you are having issues with this. 

We will always aim to get outside, whatever the weather, as much as possible so children will really need a waterproof coat each day.

Homework:

Our homework sharing day will be in the last week of Term 4. 

If you are learning from home this week please access the learning here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hDW8Y2h3wlHX7YdHs_4rx6pgL0kfKa_0?usp=sharing

English 

Phonics:              

We continue daily blending revision to help us apply our segmenting and blending skills to unfamiliar words.

 Spelling and Grammar (SPAG):

This term we will be revising the CEWs we started learning last term to ensure that children are secure in reading and spelling them. You can support your child at home this term by regularly revising these. 

1.     After
2.     Bath
3.     Beautiful
4.     Break
5.     Class
6.     Even
7.     Fast
8.     Father
9.     Grass
10.  Great
11.  Improve
12.  Last
13.  Move
14.  Pass
15.  Past
16.  Path
17.  Plant
18.  Pretty
19.  Prove
20.  Steak
21.  Sure
  • This week in spelling we will learning ‘zh’ spelt s in words e.g. television, treasure, revision.
  • This week our grammar focus will be the application of adverbs. We will also be revising apostrophes for possession.

Reading:

We met the Totally Pawsome Gang and produced some posters for our reading display to remind us of their special reading skills. Our learning will now focus on each of the reading dogs in more detail. This week is Vocabulary Victor! In reading sessions we will also be exploring Spring Poetry.

Writing: 

This week we will begin our block of poetry lessons. We will read and write some shape poetry. Shape poetry is a form of visual poetry in which the text is arranged into a specific shape. Here are some examples. 

If you would like to enjoy some poetry with your child, here are a few links: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zpwqhyc

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhdjtfr

Maths

We will be continuing our work on fractions this week. The children will be introduced to ‘thirds’ for the first time and learn how to find a third of a quantity. They will go on to understand the meaning of ‘unit’ and ‘non-unit’ fractions as well as learn which fractions are equivalent, e.g ½ is equivalent to 2/4.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World (Topic)

In science this week we will continue with our Animals, including Humans topic and learning about different habitats for different animals. We will be thinking about why that animal is suited to that habitat. 

Religion and World Views

In R+WV this week we will be learning about a parable Jesus told about forgiveness. We will be thinking about what the special message of this story was and we will be reflecting on the importance of forgiveness. 

PSHE

This week we will be discussing what relaxed means and learning to recognise what makes us feel relaxed. We will also be discussing what makes us  feel stressed and how we can overcome these feelings. 

Stars of the week

Class 7 – Ruby

Class 8 – Blossom

Class 9 – Martha S

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